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Diagnosing Liver Disease

Diagnosing Liver Disease

Liver Biopsy A liver biopsy is a medical procedure used to remove a small piece of liver tissue so doctors can examine the liver’s condition. Why is a liver biopsy done? When other tests indicate that your liver may not be working properly, your doctor may want to do...

Gilbert Syndrome

Gilbert Syndrome

Gilbert Syndrome is a mild genetic disorder in which the liver does not properly process a substance called bilirubin. Bilirubin is made by the break down of red blood cells. Gilbert Syndrome affects three to seven percent of people in the United States. Gilbert...

10 Healthy Supermarket Tips

10 Healthy Supermarket Tips

Pick out vegetables and fruits without high-calorie sauces or added salt & sugars Choose fiber-rich whole grains Pick up poultry and fish without skin prepared in healthy way Decide over lean cuts of meat instead of those high in fat Eat fish at least twice a...

Liver Transplantation

Liver Transplantation

Liver transplantation is a surgical procedure performed to remove a diseased or injured liver from one person and replace it with a whole or a portion of a healthy liver from another person, called the donor. Since the liver is the only organ in the body able to...

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic, or long-term, disease that slowly damages the bile ducts. Bile is a digestive liquid that is made in the liver. It travels through the bile ducts to the gallbladder and the small intestine, where it helps digest fats...

Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), formerly known as primary biliary cirrhosis, is a chronic liver disease resulting from progressive destruction of the bile ducts in the liver – called the intrahepatic bile ducts. Bile produced in your liver travels via these ducts...

Galactosemia

Galactosemia

Galactosemia is an inherited disorder that prevents a person from processing the sugar galactose, which is found in many foods. Galactose also exists as part of another sugar, lactose, found in all dairy products. Normally when a person consumes a product that...

Crigler-Najjar Syndrome

Crigler-Najjar Syndrome

Crigler-Najjar syndrome (CNS), named for the two physicians who first described the condition in 1952, John Crigler and Victor Najjar, is a rare, life-threatening inherited condition that affects the liver. CNS is characterized by a high level of a toxic substance...

Biliary Atresia

Biliary Atresia

Biliary atresia is a disease of the bile ducts that affects only infants. Bile is a digestive liquid that is made in the liver. It travels through the bile ducts to the small intestine, where it helps digest fats. In biliary atresia, the bile ducts become inflamed and...

Alagille Syndrome

Alagille Syndrome

Alagille Syndrome is an inherited disorder that closely resembles other forms of liver disease seen in infants and young children. However, a group of unusual features affecting other organs distinguishes Alagille Syndrome from the other liver and biliary diseases of...

GOOD HEALTH, GOOD FOOD FOR A GOOD NEW YEAR

GOOD HEALTH, GOOD FOOD FOR A GOOD NEW YEAR

Healthy eating is the foundation for an enhanced self. A nutritionally rich diet consists of all the major ingredients that positively impact the growth, behavior's, and functionality. If being healthy is considered a circle, eating healthy is the very center of it....

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT FIBROSCAN

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT FIBROSCAN

FibroScan, or transient elastography, is a non-invasive technique performed by medical professionals to study the health of the liver as well as identify conditions that might impact liver function. Conducted with ultrasound-based technology, this advanced medical...

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